5 must-do activities in Chamonix with the Domaine des Planards

incontournables activités à Chamonix

Chamonix rhymes with skiing, of course, but the resort at the foot of Mont Blanc is an ideal year-round destination for all nature lovers and original activities.

The Domaine des Planards is one of the must-do’s in Chamonix. Why? Because this leisure park is a multi-slide ski area in winter and an amusement park in summer. And this for everyone, from 3 to 99 years old!

I would even say more, it offers year-round activities in Chamonix and not the least fun or sports. Let’s take a closer look!

All year round :

luge sur rails

# 1 Alpine coaster

With family, friends or even a seminar, tobogganing on rails is a must in Chamonix! Open all year round, come and have fun on the 1 300 m long track.

Unforgettable activity, the jumps, turns and spins at 540° play with your adrenaline and the view on the Mont-Blanc chain is enchanting!

But are you ready for such emotional thrills!

Between the tears due to the speed and the wonder, and the cramps in your zygomatic, you will live a magic moment!

Winter: Multi-slide ski area 5 minutes from downtown Chamonix

The Planards recreational area offers multi-slide activities all year round. In winter, the area represents a nice alternative to skiing at altitude since its skiable area is located 5 minutes from downtown.

Whether you are a skier, a pedestrian, a family, a sledder, or just want to explore, here are 4 other activities in Chamonix that you should enjoy.

domaine skiable des planards

#2 The multi-slide ski area

There is no need to go to altitude with Les Planards to enjoy the pleasures of skiing. Beginners or intermediates, this ski area has 4 runs for all levels. 1300 m of slopes distributed as follows:

  • 2 easy chairlifts serve green runs, including a baby one to do like the grown-ups from a young age.
  • 1 four-seater chairlift leading to the start of a long blue run and a red run.

# 3 The Snooc

Snooc, activités originales Chamonix
photo Edouard Girard

What is this activity! Snooc? Bless you, you’ll tell me! Well, it’s a pretty good alternative to skiing if you know what I mean…

If, like me, you never know how to carry your skis, you think they’re too heavy and all that gear is weighing you down, the snooc is for you! (And for you too anyway, extreme skier) 😉

When you arrive at Les Planards, you go to the snooc area. There, the team will brief you and make you test it for free. And off you go on the slopes with the 1 lift or 1 hour packages (prices on the website)

No need to be an expert skier, between sledding and skiing, you can practice this activity from 10 years old. Snooc doesn’t require much equipment: ski clothes, gloves, “après-ski” shoes and a good mood are all you need to take on the slopes.

This activity will allow you to have fun alone or with your family and to accompany skiers and snowboarders on the slopes!

L’été : Le parc d’attractions de Chamonix 

#4 The 13 attractions open during the summer

parc attractions été chamonix

What to do in Chamonix in summer with little ones? Well, go to the amusement park! The Domaine des Planards has 13 different attractions and games for the little ones, but also for the older ones.

Conveniently, you only pay for the rides you want to do with tokens.

Well, I spent a lot of time watching my son playing the mason at the controls of the mechanical digger or racing on the electric motorcycle circuit while my daughter did tricks on the carousel!

Then they grew and we turned to :

  • slides
  • trampolines
  • looping rides
  • the splash boat
  • the giant swing…

What good memories spent with the family! The hardest part was the departure time. We had to negotiate with a snack at the Planards restaurant.

Terminons justement avec une note restauration. La gastronomie étant une autre activité chère aux Chamoniards…

#5 Lunch in the sun facing the Mont-Blanc

restaurant des planards

The restaurant of the Domaine des Planards, named the Spot Plage is open all year round from 12 noon to 3:30 pm. With an exceptional view of the Mont-Blanc mountain range and sunshine to make pale faces blush, this spot with a beach atmosphere serves quality cuisine.

Sit back, enjoy and be amazed!

As you can see, to practice unforgettable activities in Chamonix, you don’t have to go to great heights. The Domaine des Planards at the entrance of Chamonix promises you unique sensations and indelible memories.

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